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Parachute by Home Vision, VDI and Gem International Corporation on the Atari 2600

Parachute aka Von Himmel durch die Hoelle is a video game released in 1983 by Homevision for the Atari 2600.

General Information

Developer - Home Vision/VDI

Publisher - Gem International Corporation

Release - 1983

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - Single-player

Genre - Action

The game puts the player in the role of parachutist who is falling gently from the sky. In order to land safely, the player must evade aeroplanes, helicopters, birds and hot-air balloons. After successfully navigating several screens that progressively increase in speed, the parachutist finally emerges near ground level. In order to achieve a safe landing, the player must simultaneously avoid touching the pacing guard at the bottom while positioning the parachuter on the ground. A higher point bonus is awarded if the parachuter lands near the center of the screen. After landing, the game begins again at an increased difficulty level.


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